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Kenyan East African Passport (e-Passport)

The Government of Kenya has introduced new Kenyan East African Passport (e-Passport) with effect from 1st September, 2017. Kenyan citizens wishing to obtain new passports are required to apply and pay online by visiting www.ecitizen.go.ke
Kenyan citizens who urgently need to travel to Kenya and do not hold valid passports may apply for Emergency Certificate from the Embassy.
Children are not endorsed in their parents’ passports, but parents must apply for their children’s own passport.
Kenya passports are issued for a period of ten years and are non-renewable.

How to apply for a Kenyan East African Passport (e-Passport)

  1. Visit www.ecitizen.go.ke
  2. Click [Create an account ] to Register
  3. Click [Create an account ] on Kenyan Citizen
  4. Fill in your First name, ID number and other particulars, and Continue
  5. Go to immigration.ecitizen.go.ke (Department of immigration services) and click on the passports.
  6. Read carefully the instructions on passport application, and then complete the application form.
  7. Select the mode of payment and pay the requisite passport fee.
  8. Download and print the application form and three payment receipts
  9. Sign and date the application form, and submit it with the receipts to the Embassy accompanied by the applicable requirements.

Time frame

Kenyans are advised to apply for new passport 3 months before the expiry date of their passport.

Photographs

Kindly ensure photos attached on passport application forms are as follows:

  • Clear photos – they should not be blurred nor have a dark hue, all facial features should be clearly outlined.
  • Photos with full face and both ears showing.
  • Photos taken against a white background.
  • The size of the face should be 3.5cm x 4.5cm.
  • Weaves and hair should not cover the forehead or the rest of the face.
  • Decent photos- ladies should not be wearing strappy or strapless tops.
  • Attach at least 3 photos.
  • Photos should be without shadows in the background.
  • Photos should be taken without spectacles.

Passport fees

PASSPORT TYPE New Passport Fees
32 Pages Ordinary "A" Series Yen 5,500
48 pages Ordinary "B" Series Yen 7,500
64 Pages Ordinary "C" Series Yen 9,375
Diplomatic passport (48 page) Yen 9,375
Replacement of Lost passport ordinary Yen 15,000
Replacement of valid Mutilated passport Yen 12,500

Others

DOCUMENT TYPE Fees
Emergency travel document Yen 2,500

Requirements

This section covers the following:
  1. Application for New Kenyan Passport/ Renewal of Kenyan Passport
  2. Replacement of lost/stolen passports
  3. Passport application for persons aged below 18 years
  4. Change of name and other details in the passport

1. Application for New Kenyan Passport/ Renewal of Kenyan Passport

The Following documents are required for application of new Kenyan passport and renewal Kenyan passport:

  1. Copy of the previous passport
  2. Copy of Kenyan National ID Card
  3. Original and a Copy of Kenyan Birth Certificate (for new passport)
  4. Original Japanese birth certificate and it's translation if not in English language (for new passport)
  5. Three passport size photographs taken full face and in color
  6. Copy of National ID card or passport of the recommender
  7. Copy of marriage certificate where applicable

2. Replacement of lost/stolen passports

The following are required for replacement of lost/stolen passports

  1. Original and a Copy of Kenyan Birth Certificate
  2. Copy of National ID Card
  3. Three passport size photographs taken full face and in color
  4. An affidavit detailing the circumstances under which the loss occurred
  5. Police abstract
  6. Certified copy of the recommender's National Identity Card
  7. Self-explanatory letter explaining circumstances of loss(including address & telephone number/e-mail in Japan)

3. Passport application for persons aged below 18 years

The following are required for passport applications for persons aged below 18 years.

* Parental Consent Form (PDFPDF:37KB)

  1. Copy of passport for the parent/s
  2. Original and copies of Japanese birth certificate and it's translation if not in English language
  3. Duly completed parental consent form
  4. Copy of National ID card or passport of the recommender
  5. Three passport size photographs taken full face and in color

4. Change of name and other details in the passport

A new passport is required for change of name or any other information in the passport.

  1. Change of name for married woman, should indicate maiden name of the previous passport, and include copy of husband's passport and the marriage certificate.
  2. Women in second marriages should submit a divorce certificate or death certificate nullifying the previous marriage(s).
  3. Kenyans wishing to change names through deed poll are to contact the relevant Japanese authorities, and also do it in Kenya through the Kenya Gazette. Affidavits will not be accepted.

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